I prevented Emacs from automatically scrolling ERC, yesterday: turned on erc-scrolltobottom-mode. I put this in my .ercrc, but I haven’t left IRC to test it:
Today, I exported an NFS directory and renamed my virtual machines to client and server on a blag.local domain.
Mounting the NFS directory.
The mounted NFS directory is outlined in red.
Fully qualified domain name at login.
(setq dired-listing-switches "-alh")
At work, I found myself maximizing Emacs horizontally and putting it at the bottom of the screen, so I decided to set this up to automate itself after Emacs starts. According to the Display Settings, I set the following elisp in a 1280 x 1024 resolution with normal icons on the taskbar:
(set-frame-width (selected-frame) 154)
(set-frame-position (selected-frame) 8 388)
It’s like you need to give a little distance from the left, so the frame border isn’t off the screen. The same is true to get it plumb with the very top of the screen. Here is a shrunk screen capture (click to double its size):
Horizontally-split window with init file and identica-mode
PS—Some of this didn’t work, so I used CLI arguments instead.
I can’t use Gwibber because the scrollbar is way too sensitive, and clicking underneath it doesn’t move it at all. I can’t use Choqok because my GTK theme doesn’t make the links legible, and I can’t figure out how to change the link colors for KDE apps in a GTK theme. Those are why I needed identica-mode again, and I finally got it working with oauth.el because freenode’s #emacs told me it wasn’t something that I manually called. Yes, I cloned identica-mode’s git to avoid some bug that they still hadn’t fixed a couple weeks ago, and I put it and oauth.el in a new elisp directory in ~/.emacs.d; so I could load that directory without loading a bunch of bloat. I copied the directories to ~/.emacs.d and cleaned out the files that weren’t *.el in the “default directory” (elisp).
I think I’ll just karate-chop the Ctrl keys instead of keeping the left swapped with Caps Lock and swapping the right with something else. Vim’s movement keys aren’t exactly intuitive either: four keys in a line—the left two go up and down; why couldn’t the I and M buttons be up and down, J and K left and right? Another thing that Emacs had against it was its term mode: anything blue was illegible. Except for Cygwin, I could make directories cyan, but output would stay blue and unintelligible. I found this solution:
(setq ansi-term-color-vector [unspecified "black" "red3" "lime green" "yellow3" "DeepSkyBlue3" "magenta3" "cyan3" "white"]). That’s also necessary for 24’s tsdh-dark theme.
The industry should encourage Dvorak for new computer users, but that would obviously present a problem for those users when they use most other computers. There hasn’t been enough study on Dvorak and QWERTY to justify a shift, but surely a keyboard designed to slow down typists (QWERTY) should have began phasing out a few decades ago. Split keyboards should become another standard.